Astros 2B Jose Altuve drives in five runs on Tuesday
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Astros second baseman Jose Altuve
had a big night at the plate in Tuesday's 10-5 win over the Angels. Altuve went 3 for 5 with a double, a run scored and five RBI.
The five RBI represent a career-high for the 2015 All-Star second baseman. Altuve is rolling at the plate once again, as he is batting .405 with a homer and 10 RBI in his last 10 ballgames.
White Sox's Carlos Sanchez pushes hitting streak to 11 games
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White Sox rookie infielder Carlos Sanchez
increased his current hitting streak to 11 games with a 1 for 3 effort in Tuesday's 9-4 win over the Red Sox. Sanchez did not start the game, but he was used as a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning. He hit a two-out double in the ninth inning.
Over the course of the hitting streak, Sanchez is batting .414 (17 for 41) with two home runs and two RBI.
Indians' Jason Kipnis has second straight three-hit game
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Indians DH Jason Kipnis
went 3 for 4 in Tuesday's loss to Kansas City. It was the second straight 3-for-4 day for Kipnis.
Kipnis added his 30th double of the year. Prior to the last two games, he hadn't had a three-hit game since June 29.
White Sox's Emilio Bonifacio leaves game with rib injury Tuesday
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News: Emilio Bonifacio
left the White Sox's game against the Red Sox on Tuesday with an injury to his left rib
. Bonifacio started the game as the designated hitter, and went 1 for 2 with an RBI double before being lifted for a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning.
Bonifacio will be re-evaluated on Wednesday. Carlos Sanchez replaced him as the DH on Tuesday.
Blue Jays' Devon Travis leaves game with shoulder irritation
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Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis
left Tuesday's game after two innings, due to
left shoulder irritation.
Travis missed several weeks earlier this year with a left shoulder injury. It's not clear if the irritation is related to that injury.
Red Sox 2B Brock Holt remains out Tuesday
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Red Sox infielder Brock Holt
was held out of Tuesday's lineup
against the White Sox, reports the Boston Herald
Holt also missed Monday's game with a hyperextended right knee. He was replaced by Jemile Weeks, who will hit eighth and play second base.
Orioles INF/OF Steve Pearce destined for lengthy DL stay
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Orioles versatile player Steve Pearce
is eligible for activation off the disabled list on Aug. 3, but he will likely need more time
to recover from a left oblique strain sustained last Wednesday.
He cannot do any strengthening exercises or throw or hit without risk of re-injury, so he has been limited to rest and treatment, per MLB.com.
"On paper, as far as experience and track record of that injury, no," Buck Showalter said when asked about the possibility of Pearce returning when eligible. "But who knows? I don't know how quick we caught it."
2B Rougned Odor slides into leadoff spot for Rangers
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Fresh off being named the American League's Player of the Week, second baseman Rougned Odor
will hit leadoff for the Rangers as they open a series with the Yankees on Monday.
Odor hit .385 with three homers, eight RBI and nine runs scored last week, continuing his remarkable comeback from a rough start to the season in which he was demoted to Triple-A in May.
Odor has spent 11 of the last 15 games hitting out of the two-hole, but has led off for the Rangers nine times this season.
Brock Holt (knee) out of lineup Monday for Red Sox
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News: Brock Holt
, who left Sunday's game with what was described as a hyperextended right knee, is out of the Red Sox lineup on Monday, despite manager John Farrell saying his All-Star would not miss any time. He is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday.
Holt will be replaced in the lineup by Jemile Weeks, who will hit ninth and play second base. Weeks was just recalled from Triple-A on Sunday to help Boston in the absence of veteran Dustin Pedroia.
2B Omar Infante hitting eighth for Royals
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Royals second baseman Omar Infante
drops down to the eighth spot in the lineup for the team's contest against the Indians, the first time since July 1 that Infante has hit in that position.
Since then, Infante has jumped around the Royals' lineup, most recently spending a stretch hitting seventh. Infante is only hitting .218 in July, but he does have eight hits in his last 10 games.